at Digging Dog
Cup and Saucer Vine
photo: Michael Wolf via Wikimedia Commons.
Conjuring an Alice in Wonderland adventure, this
impressive fast growing climber sprouts deep green pinnate
leaflets, tendrils galore and an eye-catching bonanza
of inky purple-colored Campanula-like bells with a musky scent, shapely stamens and ruffled
green bracts. The tender hummingbirdfriendly
Cup and Saucer Vine hails
from Mexico and tropical South
America, so it naturally works best
as a quick-cover annual or container
specimen in cold climates
and a stand-alone evergreen in
warmer ones. Wondrous even to
Charles Darwin, who included
it in his 1875 book about
climbing plants, Cobaea scandens'
floriferous display relishes
moist free draining soil and
still entrances garden visitors
today. Large band.
Size: 10' 0"–20' 0" high & spreading; hardy to zone 9.
Cobaea scandens (T-0280)
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The plants featured in our vignette: Gaura lindheimeri 'Pink Cloud', Crocosmia 'Harlequin', Pennisetum orientale 'Tall Tails'
Splendid September Plants, Winsome vignettes for sunny or shady garden nooks, September Splendor Sale!
Meld intriguing texture and lively colors for a splendid September display.
As Summer draws to a close....
September is a transitory month in the garden. As summer’s end approaches, the shadows are growing longer and the days are becoming shorter. This time of year may find some landscapes a tad lackluster. When designing your garden, you may wish to include plants that remain perky thoughout the season or experience their heyday now. The plants featured in this newsletter provide a lot of late season oomph and promise to beckon you down the pathways of your garden.
Our next guided Saturday Stroll is September 16th., followed by October 7th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's Early September 2017 Newsletter Link
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Digging Dog Nursery
a retail and mail order plant nursery specializing in unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and vines.
31101 Middle Ridge Rd.
Albion, CA 95410
Tuesday by appointment only